French tech innovators in force at GITEX 2017
Business France will be hosting 20 leading French technology companies at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology week which will be held from October 8 to 12, 2017, in Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC).
These companies will be introducing their expertise in areas including 5G networks, Smart Cities, the Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence at the French Tech pavilion.
Within the IoT sector, French technologies will be presenting the latest accessories in the field such as the Wistiki Bluetooth tracker, live video solutions from a smartphone developed by Plussh, a personal multi-user cloud that can save data in a private partitioned space viaHelixee by Novathings, and Kerlink’s machine-to-machine communication solutions.
10 French start-ups will also be making the trip to present advanced novelties and to meet the decision makers and investors attending the show.
“We see GITEX to be the region’s strongest platform to share knowledge and to showcase the best in French technologies and are offering the exhibitors a tailored program to support their development in the Gulf,.” said Fayssal Majid, head of the French Tech pavilion at Business France.
According to the France’s professional trade-union Syntec Numérique, the French digital sector is forecast to increase by 3 per cent in 2017, after growing by 2.9 per cent in 2016, as a result of the digital transformation of the economy. Market growth for software is expected to grow 4.2 per cent in 2018 which represents 1,800 companies in the digital sector.